Attukal Pongala 2015 Festival begins on 25th February 2015 and concludes on 06th March 2015. The world famous Attukal Pongala is on 05th March 2015, Thursday.
Attukal Pongala is a famous festival celebrated annually at the renown of Attukal Devi Temple. Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam is not only celebrated in Trivandrum, the whole world is awaiting for the holy ceremony and every woman will pray to the Devi to bless them to be a part of it.
Pongala (Ponkala) is a special naivedya made by the women to the Attukal Devi. The significance of Attukal Devi Temple Pongala is entered the Guinness Book of World Records is the largest annual gathering of women in the world in a single place on a single day irrespective of caste, creed or religion.
Attukal Pongala Mahotsavam is a 10 days festival which falls on February - March every year (Malayalam month of Makaram - Kumbham). The festival begins on the Karthika star with the traditional Kappukettu and Kudiyiruthu ceremony, the idol of Devi, is embellished with Kappu (Bangles). The 9th day of the festival is the major attraction, The Attukal Pongala day and the festival will conclude with the Kuruthitharpanam at 10th day night.
Source: Attukal Bhagavathy Temple Trust / attukal.org